Levallois, Pierre, and Souren Melikian >>
Book Condition Very Good with no dust jacket
Edition First American Edition
Publisher N. Y. : French & European Publications; 1963
Illustrator Illustrated by Alexandre Rubin de Cervin
Seller ID 16263
327 pages; Folio (12.5") 32 cm; Large heavy hardcover, weight 6 pounds, off-white undyed cloth, red circular paste-down on front, 327 pages, 2 indexes, hundreds of high-quality b/w photos and diagrams, 44 large stunning full-color tipped-in plates. Each chapter has photo section plus and technical section with diagrams, dimensions, etc. ; Topics include: Floors. Walls. Pargeting. Marquetry. Windows and curtains. Passementerie. Ceilings. Much more. ; Possibly the most comprehensive book of its era on French and European interior decoration. Includes both modern Mid-Century designs and traditional interiors that are sumptuous and ornate. (This bookdealer greatly enjoyed the chapter on libraries and alcoves) ; Copyright Librarie Hachette 1962. This is 1st American edition, published by French & European Publications, 1963. ; Editorial director Pierre Levallois. Edited by Souren Melikian. Layout by Shakuntala le Tourneur. Photos by Alexandre Rubin de Cervin. ; Vol-1 not stated but this publication was followed by at least one sequel. Both free endpapers missing. Lacks jacket. Cloth is rubbed and lightly discolored here and there.